Hello all, and welcome to another Goodreads Monday! I have so many books on my TBR and this is the time and place to talk about them all!
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Lauren @ Lauren’s Page Turners and I cannot wait to bring you a book that is waiting to be read on my TBR list.
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where you pick a book that is on your TBR list and show it off. This week I am showing off It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini.
Published: 3rd April 2007
“Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life-which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job-Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That’s when things start to get crazy.
At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn’t brilliant compared to the other kids; he’s just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away. The stress becomes unbearable and Craig stops eating and sleeping-until, one night, he nearly kills himself.
Craig’s suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, isolated from the crushing pressures of school and friends, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety. “
I bought this book a couple of years ago with the intention of beginning to read it immediately. This never happened. As most readers know we buy books and they move down further in our TBR pile. Recently, I saw this book on my shelf and decided I needed to read it very soon. I have heard so many great things about this book. So, my plan is to begin reading this whilst I am on holiday this year. It’ll be nice to finally read it!
There you have it, this weeks Goodreads Monday. If you have read or plan on reading It’s Kind of a Funny Story let me know in the comments, I would love to hear your thoughts on the book below!
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